CAIRO | Egyptian actress to be tried for wearing revealing dress

CAIRO | Egyptian actress to be tried for wearing revealing dress

CAIRO — An Egyptian actress is facing trial next month charged with public obscenity after she showed up at the closing ceremony of a film festival in Cairo wearing a see-through dress that revealed the entirety of her legs.

Rania Youssef’s trial, which is scheduled to begin Jan. 12, follows a complaint to the chief prosecutor by a group of lawyers against the young actress.

Egypt is a mostly conservative country with a Muslim majority.

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